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Vintage Alarm Clock | 3D Puzzle

Vintage Alarm Clock | 3D Puzzle

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Brrriiiiiiiing! Time to wake up, in the last century! In an age before cell phones and digital alarms there once was a fantastical device called an alarm clock, with two bells mounted on top that were struck by an oscillating hammer. You would wind the clock with a ratchet key, set the alarm hand for the time you wanted to wake up, and when the clock's hour hand caught up to the alarm hand those bells would ring for all they were worth, until you turned it off or flung it against the wall (a one-time snooze option)! Can you believe such an amazing, simple-yet-ingenious mechanism ever existed?

This vintage alarm clock is a charming throwback, a decorative reminder of the mechanical alarm clock sitting on the bedside dresser in your parents' or grandparents' home. When you move the large gear on the side, the arrow hands of the alarm clock spin and the bells jangle, giving the wooden clock model its characteristic "clacking" alarm sound. While this decorative wooden model clock doesn't actually keep time, the hands of the clock are geared so that one complete rotation of the minute hand advances the hour hand one position. The clock face features design elements including the sun, plants, curlicues, and a progressing sundial, and sits atop columns that give the whole model an attractive architectural structure.

Size: Model will be  8.3 x 3.6 x 0.8 in when completed

Age Recommendation: 8+ for independent assembly 

This vendor contributes a portion of sales to social good. Whether it be cleaning trash or providing food or clothing to children in need, this manufacturer is giving back.
This product is eco friendly. Recycled plastics, natural wood with water based dyes, and/or organic materials were used to develop this product.

You want to provide your kiddo with the tools they need to thrive, but also keep it real, because let's face it, raising kids never strictly adheres to the script. All of our toys are curated by an early childhood development expert and mother of four littles. Our parenting and development philosphy is influenced by Maria Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia, but we don't try to pretend one method is right for everyone. With over 20 years experience, we've seen it in the field and then at home. Empower your child with the tools that will help with development, but also spark their interest and most importantly, are super fun!




What is so great about wooden toys?

  • Wooden toys are safer for your child. They are less likely to crack or break, and the natural dyes and paints used on our products have been tested to be safe.
  • Go Green! 90% of toys are plastic and 75% end up in landfills within 3 months. Our purchasing decisions go beyond the "eco-friendly" label and we work hard to avoide green-washed brands. From materials to packaging to shipping, we are constantly working to improve our carbon footprint.
  • Wooden toys are durable! Our curated selection of hand-made wooden toys are built to last! We have tested many of the toys and all of the brands we carry. Most items we carry have lasted all four of our own children and are in great condition to pass down to multiple generations.
  • Wooden toys support child development. Flashing and noisey plastic are made to grab attention, but that attention is fleeting. Wooden toys foster imaginative and creative play that helps support developmental milestones in young children.
  • Support Small Business! We curate our selection from socially conscious businesses all over the world and we prioritize the woman owned, minority owned, and small business community. You won't find most of our products at the big box stores or the gigantic online retailers.

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  • Zero Batteries

    The mind is much more powerful than a screen or anything charged by a battery.

  • Responsibly Sourced

    Repurposed sawdust, recycled plastic, fair trade, FSC certified wood, and GOTS certified cotton are not just buzzwords to us.

  • Child Development

    Empower your child with toys designed to hone their skills and free their minds.

  • Free shipping on orders over $75.00

    Free local delivery near Berthoud, Longmont, and Loveland Colorado and free shipping on orders over $75.00

  • Hassle-Free Returns & Exchanges

    Didn't quite receive what you thought? Was there an issue with your order? Our hassle free return process provides peace of mind.